North Star Guide Service & Outfitters, LLC is located in central New Hampshire at the Gateway to the Lakes Region in Tilton, New Hampshire. We offer Chartered Guide service trolling on the big lakes for Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout and Rainbow Trout and trolling for Brown and Rainbow Trout on some smaller lakes. Additionally, we offer Fly Fishing trips for all fresh water fish species - Wading on rivers and streams and Float Tubes trips on still waters, and FFF Certified Fly Casting Instruction year round. North Star Guide Service & Outfitters, LLC is a member of the FFF Guides Association, the NH Guides Association and the IGFA (International Game Fish Association). We use only the best equipment because it delivers consistent performance. North Star Guide Service & Outfitters are on the Damon Rod Company Pro-Staff.
Harry G. Mehos -- Owner/Guide/Skipper; Harry handles guiding of lake charters, fly fishing, and float tube trips. Harry is a Licensed New Hampshire Fishing Guide with many years experience on the water, and is the skipper of our flagship vessel, the North Star. Harry specializes in still water fishing and currently serves as the President of the New Hampshire Guides Association.
Stephen R. Rock -- Guide/Director of Fly Fishing School; North Star Guide Service is happy to have teamed up with Stephen Rock, a Licensed New Hampshire Fishing Guide and FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor with over 15 years of fly fishing experience. Stephen can teach all levels of fly fishing and casting from the beginner who has never cast a fly rod before, to the more advanced fly fisher who needs to increase the accuracy and or the length of his/her cast. When he's not teaching and running our fly fishing school, Stephen specializes in moving water and will be your guide on rivers and streams for warm or cold water species.
Dr. Richard Secord -- Spey Casting Instructor; To round out the staff at North Star, Dick Secord is an FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor who specializes in spey casting. You may see Dick from time to time when we can drag him away from chasing Atlantic Salmon on Canada's Miramichi River (because he likes really, really big fish). Dick loves Spey Casting, and fishes that way almost exclusively. Instructors who focus on casting a spey rod are hard to come by so we feel very fortunate to have him on our staff.
WITH SAFETY IN MIND
For safety, your guides are certified in both CPR and Wilderness First Aid, as well as Harry being an active member of the US Power Squadrons. The North Star is inspected annually by a Certified USPS Vessel Safety Examiner, and bears an annual certification sticker signifying her a "Safe Vessel" by parameters set forth by both the US Power Squadron, and US Coast Guard. She is also inspected annually by New Hampshire Marine Patrol. North Star Guide Service, LLC is insured by The Acadia Insurance Company.
WITH RESPECT FOR THE LAW
All New Hampshire Fish & Game laws will be strictly obeyed. Any short fish will be released quickly and unharmed. No culling of fish - no exceptions. Your guide has final say with regards to interpretation of laws and the law will be obeyed to the letter. It is your responsibility to purchase before hand a New Hampshire fishing license. You may purchase a license on-line at the NH Fish & Game web site. Go to our Links page and click the NH Fish & Game logo. It's easy! Licenses may also be bought at local bait & tackle stores, or at any NH Wal-Mart store.